Controls Engineer in Silver Spring, MD at Coca-Cola Consolidated, Inc.

Date Posted: 6/3/2021

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Job Description

Requisition ID:  25157 

Posting Locations: Silver Spring 

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Job Overview

The Controls Engineer is responsible for directing and providing strategic controls implementation guidance to CCCI Manufacturing and Warehouse departments. This position establishes and implements CCCI standardized best engineering controls practices and processes that ensure optimal machine performance and overall line efficiency and productivity improvements; ensures controls programming practices are consistent from location to location; and supervises the identification, evaluation, and selective implementation of control solutions. This Controls Engineer is also responsible for overseeing multiple sites and leading the Company-wide effort to explore, define, and implement new control practices and control processes within all areas related to automated Manufacturing and Warehousing Systems.



Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serves as both a technical expert and a leader within the Company and leads by influence and expertise.
  • Develops high level control strategies for all automated equipment in our warehouse and manufacturing facilities.
  • Develops a control strategy for automated production facility machinery to include all PLC-driven equipment.
  • Assists with design and development of control systems for new equipment and systems.
  • Serves as the Company Controls expert and power user and provides guidance to the Director of Engineering, the Senior Director of Manufacturing, Plant Managers, and Vertique Systems Managers.
  • Establishes an overarching controls philosophy and logic for all equipment systems within the company by establishing coding rules and controls procedures for specific types of manufacturing cells and documenting these practices to ensure standardization.
  • Troubleshoots, tests, and repairs control systems and assists and provides control logic guidance and training to plant Maintenance Managers.
  • Supervise, educate, and train plant level control engineers while maintaining expertise within the Controls Engineer field and should stay abreast of new technology, emerging software code, and new equipment.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • High degree of professionalism.
  • Thorough knowledge of and a high skill level programming of motion systems, PLC’s, and associated Controls systems.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with Allen Bradley and RS View a plus.
  • Ability to understand and properly influence decisions of senior management.
  • Ability to influence decision making of peers.
  • Knowledge of controls systems development methodology.
  • Detailed and structured thought process.
  • Ability to interact and communicate with all levels in the organization.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Facilitating skills.
  • Advanced PLC programming skills.
  • Leads by accomplishment and example.
  • Promotes a good working relationship with supervisors, co-workers, and staff.
  • Proactive in nature, actively participates, and is self-motivated.
  • Encourages and motivates others.
  • Continually demonstrates a level of integrity and professional demeanor in keeping with the company’s mission and values.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Excellent analytical problem-solving skills.
  • Clearly communicates complex concepts with all levels of the organization.
  • Travel 50% - 70% of the time


Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree or up to 3 years of college or technical school
  • Knowledge acquired through 3 to up to 5 years of work experience
  • Driver’s license required. 


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (4 years)
  • Electrical Engineering or Controls experience 
  • Continuous flow conveyor style systems experience
  • AB or Rockwell Automation documented training courses or certifications.


Work Environment

Work environments will vary, including noisy and non-temperature-controlled environments or extreme temperatures. 

Coca-Cola Consolidated, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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